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Old 27-03-2011, 21:19   #1
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Two Dead, Seven Hurt in San Diego Sailboat Accident

Sketchy info.. but in San Diego, by Shelter Island there was a capsize with loss of life...

Sad... I am sure we shall know more in the future..

2 Dead, 7 Hurt in Sailboat Accident | NBC San Diego

San Diego union report with 'capsized'

The victims were aboard a 35-foot sailboat when it capsized shortly after 5 p.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said. All were thrown into the water.
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Old 27-03-2011, 21:23   #2
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Re: 2 Dead, 7 Hurt in SD Sailboat Accident

I'm a stones throw from there; creepy. That picture in the NBC piece is from the boat launch ramp. Maybe they were using that for the rescue area.
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Re: 2 Dead, 7 Hurt in SD Sailboat Accident

What a tragedy... how does a 35 ft boat capsize in San Diego Harbor? Just curious... Capt Phil
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What a tragedy... how does a 35 ft boat capsize in San Diego Harbor? Just curious... Capt Phil
There was a guy a couple of years ago that needed to get towed in because he couldn't get his chart plotter to read the data card. He didn't know how buoys work, was on a ~45' sailboat, and had a bunch of people on board.

No idea what happened to these folks. The wind was maybe topping out at 10 knots today. No rain, all in all a nice day on the water.
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There was a guy a couple of years ago that needed to get towed in because he couldn't get his chart plotter to read the data card. He didn't know how buoys work, was on a ~45' sailboat, and had a bunch of people on board.
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During the fog, I heard that people are calling in regularly to be towed in, as they are unable to use their GPS and radar to navigate in......
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During the fog, I heard that people are calling in regularly to be towed in, as they are unable to use their GPS and radar to navigate in......
Oh I believe you on that, but this was crystal clear night time, and the SD channel buoys go out several miles. Just a guy with more boat than he should have been handling.

When I was very young and very dumb I brought a boat down from LA to SD with no charts / gps / clue on how to navigate. All I had was a depth sounder so I stayed in 50' of water until I found a pier, and yelled up to the fishermen on the end to tell me what the next harbor was and how much further.

I leave stories like that off my nautical resume, but anyone who wasn't an idiot at some point in their sailing career is a liar.
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I do not know if the picts are accurate... but.. if so, does it look like there is no keel?



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I was thinking no keel too. We drove past at about 5pm and the weather was just perfect, nothing that would have knocked over a 35 boat whatever the skill level of the operators.
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Where the heck did the keel go? lol
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Re: 2 Dead, 7 Hurt in SD Sailboat Accident

The first picture looks solid blue and doesn't look like a bare spot of paint. To me it would suggest there wasn't a keel. Maybe it's just the angle the picture was taken. Or maybe there was one and it fell off?
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Maybe it was a power boat and the news people have no idea what they're talking about.
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When I was very young and very dumb I brought a boat down from LA to SD with no charts / gps / clue on how to navigate. All I had was a depth sounder so I stayed in 50' of water until I found a pier, and yelled up to the fishermen on the end to tell me what the next harbor was and how much further.

I leave stories like that off my nautical resume, but anyone who wasn't an idiot at some point in their sailing career is a liar.
Rebel Heart, potentially stupid question from novice here. What would you do differently now. Would you simply not go anywhere without GPS / Charts? Cheers
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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Clearly don't see a keel or centerboard slot
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When I was very young and very dumb I brought a boat down from LA to SD with no charts / gps / clue on how to navigate. All I had was a depth sounder so I stayed in 50' of water until I found a pier, and yelled up to the fishermen on the end to tell me what the next harbor was and how much further.
Navigation by following depth contours is hallowed and respected method.

Now if you had only had a chart . . .

But still I think you're being somewhat hard on yourself.
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Latest News Feed, 2 Dead, 1 Critical

2 dead, 8 injured as sailboat sinks off San Diego | Top AP Stories | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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